Beyond the Word

from by Camp Christopher

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Coming at me from the sky above
a holy and disruptive kind of love
not a sign or warning there to heed
my weighty words are longing for the ground

was this some unsettled grudge left from
before I learned my lesson at my birth
whether it was there or not I hope that
someone would have gotten here ahead of me
to clear the way

Men come to me and tell me what is lost
tardy warnings say that I should count the cost
they say that man shall reap what he has sown
if to say that I must face this on my own

Can the forest of such words do more than
leave a man to wander in the dark?
While the shadows keep their watch could there be
someone who had gotten here ahead of me
to clear a way?

three in the morning, I can’t sleep
With all my thoughts unresolved
the clock doesn’t listen, it does not speak
but to prod my time along
reminding me that there is no way out

Picking up my coat off of the floor
she speaks in silence and in silence shuts the door
comfort’s only comfort if it’s true
yet her comfort bears the weight of what I’ve been through

In the stillness of her peace I hear
the voice of all that needs to be ignored
and before her searching eyes I learn the
dying that it takes to find your way again
beyond the word


from Beyond the Word, released June 15, 2012
Chris Campanelli - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Juliana Daugherty - Vocals
Sam Bush - Piano
Guion Pratt - Acoustic Guitar
Ryan Calonder - Trumpet
Jonathan Mills - Upright Bass
Todd Wellons - Drums



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Camp Christopher Charlottesville, Virginia

Over a year after recording the first note, Camp Christopher is proud to formally announce the completion of it's first album, Beyond the Word. The recordings began with Paul Curreri's veteran hand at the helm, and were later completed at Jeff Romano's Jimmydog Studios. The result is a well honed set of songs that are deeply personal, restless, and permeated with a sense of resolute joy. ... more

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